ERIC Number: ED123509
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Publication Date: 1975
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Influences of Information Availability on Cognitive Processes in Person Perception.
Lingle, John H.; Ostrom, Thomas M.
Three experiments were conducted investigating information processing in a person perception task. A sequential judgement paradigm was employed in which subjects judged the suitability of stimulus persons for two different occupations. Traits describing each person were present for subjects' first judgements but not their second. Second decision times increased when the first occupation judged was dissimilar (as opposed to similar) to the second occupation. However, the number of descriptive traits initially used to describe the stimulus person did not affect second judgement times. Implications for the manner in which people process information when making person judgements are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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